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The Regional Characteristics Of Vietnamese Cuisine That Fascinate International Diners

The North – Mild and lingering The mild, pleasant, and slightly vinegary taste has become a hallmark of the Northern cuisine. Notable dishes that represent the quintessence of said...

Top 6 Types of Vietnamese Sticky Rice for Foodies on the Trip to Vietnam

The Origins of Xôi Xôi (sticky rice) is an umbrella term that encompasses all Vietnamese dishes with glutinous rice (or sticky rice) as the base. According to Professor Nguyễn...

The Quintessence Of Quang’s Cuisine

Quang Nam is a popular tourist destination of Vietnam with many famous and notable landmarks such as Hoi An, My Son Sanctuary, Cham Islands, or the Tam Thanh Mural Village. In addition...

Chuong Village’s Non La: The Dedication of Artisans

It is not clear when non la (Vietnamese conical leaf hats) became associated with Vietnam as a cultural characteristic of this country. When talking about Vietnam, the images of tender women in...

A Brief History of Phở

While most scholars agree on when phở first came about (in the early 20th century), its history remains debatable, due to the complex cultural interaction between Vietnam, China and France during the French...

A Letter to Mom

My mother! A woman I admire the most in the world. Mommy! The first sentence I spoke in this world. I am very happy that I was born and lived with my mommy. As...

Empress Nam Phương, The Last Empress Consort of Vietnam

The endless stories, anecdotes and images of Empress Nam Phương have always been the immortal topic in the hearts of many Vietnamese people for many years. People praised her as a talented,...

The Origin Of The Name Ha Noi

Dear Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Ngan,In the music video Hue – Sai Gon – Hanoi, you said that king Minh Mang changed the name of the capital from Thang Long to Ha Noi....

Walking in Their Shoes

The Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto has collaborated with footwear brand Manitobah Mukluks and the non-profit TreadRight Foundation to co-organize a series of sessions that highlights indigenous mukluk boots. Named Storyboot School, this event aims...

Visiting Pagodas at Tet

In the first days of the Lunar New Year, Vietnamese go to the pagoda to pray for a peaceful and prosperous year for family and friends. This is a time honoured Tet tradition.

Trick or Treat

Every year on October 31st, the western world celebrates a big event known as Halloween. In the Christian faith, Halloween is also called All Hallows’ Eve or All Saints’ Eve, that is...

Proverb: Làm Khi Lành Để Dành Khi Đau

Literal Translation: Make it when well and save it for when suffering. English equivalent: Save for a rainy day As the saying goes, “Everyday is...

Worship of Mother Goddesses

For thousands of years, spiritual and religious customs have played an important role in the lives of Vietnamese people. Worship of Mother Goddesses is a popular practice and has existed for a...

The History of Lacrosse

Lacrosse is one of the most versatile sports, with four different versions that promote inclusion by encouraging women and providing reasonable accommodation to people with disabilities as established in the Ontario Lacrosse...

More Than a Condiment

Soy sauce is an indispensable condiment for Asians and Asian food lovers. It is the first seasoning to in any Asian kitchen, whether Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese, Korean or Thai. And it is...

Proverb: Đàn Ông Xây Nhà, Đàn Bà Xây Tổ Ấm

English equivalent: Men build a house, women make it a home My father often says that he and us children are the luckiest people in the world because...

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